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You have to admire Corduff's resilience, to come back once again. Great to see a Monaghan club in a provinical final

everytomdick&harry (Monaghan) - Posts: 5 - 28/11/2022 12:46:54    2448948

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Replying To Truecountysupporter:  "Seamusorinn Didn't know Paul managed at county level before"
Ah well that just proves how informed you are on Monaghan football. Your a lad who "doesn't know what he doesn't know".

seamusorinn (USA) - Posts: 293 - 28/11/2022 16:20:36    2448989

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Replying To Fit15:  "Groundsman in cloghan maybe"
With your knowledge of Monaghan football,it sounds like you not long out of the pram yourself.

seamusorinn (USA) - Posts: 293 - 28/11/2022 16:22:28    2448990

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Replying To patmouse:  "best of luck to Corduff at the weekend.

A brilliant year for them year for them. One of the smallest club in Monaghan and to go senor for the second time in 100 plus years by winning the double is some achievement.

Well done Banty and co , just prove if you have the right attitude and a great management team anything is possible.

A lot of posters are very quiet, i wonder why.

Well done to Ballybay also, great to see someone else win the championship"
Well done Corduff.

Great achievement, winning the double (second time in 100 yrs) and into a Ulster final.


Well done Banty, players and management team, you are flying the flag for Monaghan club football.

some achievement for a small club.

Also RIP Sean mcCague - great manager, and unlucky to come against a great Kerry team.

patmouse (Monaghan) - Posts: 100 - 28/11/2022 16:57:34    2448996

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First league game v Armagh fixed for Sat 28th Jan at 6.30 in Castleblayney.

Will make an interesting game into a dead atmosphere. Should be Inniskeen under lights.

eirekeeper (Monaghan) - Posts: 90 - 29/11/2022 13:40:48    2449062

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6.30 in January would be dark

FoolsGold (Cavan) - Posts: 2605 - 29/11/2022 14:02:45    2449065

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Replying To eirekeeper:  "First league game v Armagh fixed for Sat 28th Jan at 6.30 in Castleblayney.

Will make an interesting game into a dead atmosphere. Should be Inniskeen under lights."
Why in the name of God would you play it in Inniskeen. Clones in day time or Blaney at night are the best options.

seamusorinn (USA) - Posts: 293 - 29/11/2022 21:07:22    2449099

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Replying To seamusorinn:  "Why in the name of God would you play it in Inniskeen. Clones in day time or Blaney at night are the best options."
Atmosphere and better parking management. Would be better watching the game on tele than in Blayney. You're a mile from the pitch in that stand.

eirekeeper (Monaghan) - Posts: 90 - 30/11/2022 11:41:07    2449131

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Replying To eirekeeper:  "Atmosphere and better parking management. Would be better watching the game on tele than in Blayney. You're a mile from the pitch in that stand."
Inniskeen is a much better venue than 'blayney for parking and atmosphere. They have a marginally better siopa and better lights for night time games. Better scoreboard and PA as well.

The only downside is that the roads are narrow and can jam up quickly for busy matches.

TearsIn85 (Monaghan) - Posts: 142 - 30/11/2022 12:38:13    2449141

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Replying To TearsIn85:  "Inniskeen is a much better venue than 'blayney for parking and atmosphere. They have a marginally better siopa and better lights for night time games. Better scoreboard and PA as well.

The only downside is that the roads are narrow and can jam up quickly for busy matches."
Possibly be a massive health and safety hazard on the roads with a big game, full house under lights in Iniskeen.

monaghanmad (Monaghan) - Posts: 306 - 30/11/2022 12:57:49    2449142

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Blayney is a kip to get parked at - but at least its relatively central in the, and is adjacent to good roads in all directions.
Inniskeen however has no redeeming features in terms of location for a game - nevermind the siopa or the slabber on the P/A.

Mickod88 (Monaghan) - Posts: 24 - 30/11/2022 15:43:04    2449169

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I suppose it makes sense to take Armagh away from Clones as they would be traditionally very comfortable there. We have 3 other home games, I assume 2 will be in Clones and 1 in Inniskeen.

FootblockREF (Monaghan) - Posts: 558 - 01/12/2022 07:35:12    2449203

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Replying To TearsIn85:  "Inniskeen is a much better venue than 'blayney for parking and atmosphere. They have a marginally better siopa and better lights for night time games. Better scoreboard and PA as well.

The only downside is that the roads are narrow and can jam up quickly for busy matches."
I must say that I really like Inniskeen for a match.. While the roads are narrow.. there is a lot of them which means a fast exit once you get outside the ground. The Wheelchair access is the best I've seen at any ground bar none. The one thing that they do better than Clones, Scotstown and Blayney is that they have lots of volunteers so everything runs really well. Lots of people in the car park, lots in the shops, lots around the ground helping out.. The Inniskeen people should be really proud of how they run a match.

Farney (Monaghan) - Posts: 777 - 02/12/2022 13:03:04    2449330

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McKenna cup and league fixtures have been released now and there have been some pictures of the panel back at training too.

Anyone know if there are any new faces involved or do we have to wait until the panel is "officially" released?

PolicemanFox (Monaghan) - Posts: 114 - 14/12/2022 11:13:05    2450382

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Replying To PolicemanFox:  "McKenna cup and league fixtures have been released now and there have been some pictures of the panel back at training too.

Anyone know if there are any new faces involved or do we have to wait until the panel is "officially" released?"
Fabian Beggan (Clones) and Shane Slevin (Latton) arenew, McManus is back as are the two Hughes'

MrPBoylan (Monaghan) - Posts: 32 - 14/12/2022 14:37:11    2450406

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Replying To MrPBoylan:  "Fabian Beggan (Clones) and Shane Slevin (Latton) arenew, McManus is back as are the two Hughes'"
Interesting thanks. I'd seen Conor McManus at the launch of the McKenna cup now that I think about it.
I'm sure Vinny Corey will manage his game time well,

PolicemanFox (Monaghan) - Posts: 114 - 14/12/2022 15:56:45    2450417

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Hearing Vinny is having problem getting players out. Andrew woods has stated he won't play for him along with a Ryan McAnespie & Niall Kearns opting to go travelling instead.
Doesn't paint a picture of a happy camp.

Blueblood4life (Monaghan) - Posts: 177 - 14/12/2022 20:50:36    2450443

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Replying To Blueblood4life:  "Hearing Vinny is having problem getting players out. Andrew woods has stated he won't play for him along with a Ryan McAnespie & Niall Kearns opting to go travelling instead.
Doesn't paint a picture of a happy camp."
Not going to be easy for Vinny,trying to repeat the wonderful achievement of winning McKenna Cup last year under Banty. Like Eamon McEneaney in 2011, he will find it hard to live up to the "great one's" success.

seamusorinn (USA) - Posts: 293 - 15/12/2022 12:10:11    2450474

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Agreed, its going to be difficult, hearing that all the older crew are committing again. Will be good to see if Vinny is loyal to these older men or will favour taking risks with younger lads.

Given the squad will be minus 4/5 young lads from last year, Vinny will be hoping that a few surprise packages come through and make their stamp on the team, boys like Loughran, Shane Hanratty, Slevin, Conor Leonard.

Any word if any of the banty exiles are back in i.e. Mulligan, mc menanmin, O hanlon etc.

Also please please vinny play our sub goalie in all the mc kenna cup games and give that player a proper chance to stake a claim for the jersey like everyone else.

Best of luck to Vinny

monaghanmad (Monaghan) - Posts: 306 - 15/12/2022 12:49:25    2450482

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Mulligan back in, that's all I think.
I fear we are kicking the inevitable can down the road with this team, instead of blooding younger lads and "asking" players of a certain vintage outside the 20-25 team to make way for a longer term plan we keep going to the well with the same men.
We will end up with a mass exodus and a gapping gap too hard to fill with the small crop of players in d county.
This isn't necessarily Vinny's fault but rather a problem he's inherited, but it is however his problem.
Will the Vinny fans stay loyal??

Blueblood4life (Monaghan) - Posts: 177 - 15/12/2022 16:34:50    2450508

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